Monday, January 12, 2009

My Cameraman to be

One of my son's favorite things to do is mess with my digital camera. All he has to do is ask for it and I fork it over. I just find it interesting, the things that come back to me inside my camera. It's BLEEDIN' out there, so we're staying in until Spring ... so all the pictures come from within the house.

This one threw me for a loop - inside my digitcam it was a frightening sight. Once I uploaded it, I realized that I did indeed throw all of their stuffed animals into the washer earlier that weekend and that they were still in the dryer. It reminded me that I also had clothes in the washer waiting to go into the dryer. So, he let me know I didn't finish the laundry.

This is my son's contorted face. As you can see, he doesn't have a cold. I liked this one because it reminded me of a still frame from some bad 80's horror movie. He's got a flare for shadow effects, doesn't he?

How the fuck did this boy get the camera out of me before he cleaned up the mess he made inthe living room? Dammit!

I'm not sure what's so damn interesting about ceiling fans, but kids fucking love them. I was afraid at first that there would be stuffed animals hanging off the fan paddles (they are, after all, MY children), but then I remembered that they were all still in the dryer. Interesting color scheme I've got going in the living room, huh? And the vaulted ceiling is nice ... until you realize that you have to pay to heat all that mother fucking space.

This is Lucy. (Yes, I name my plants - shut up). Lucy has been through so much, I can't even begin to tell you. When I moved into my house in 2001, the tenants before me left her. I don't even know how old she is. But she survived Hurricane Sasha (Sasha being that long-haired domestic house cat I had before the kids were born who would hide in the couch cushions and lunge at Lucy's leaves. That bitch ate so much of Lucy, I can't tell you), and my brother- and sister-in-law who stayed with us for a year when they were like 12 and blamed Sasha every time they fucked up the damn plant. Yet, Lucy remains. She's having babies - see the bottom of the pot?

Apparently, my son does NOT have head lice.

He's obsessed with his nose. Maybe it's the asthma. But, still - no signs of a cold.


I really love it when he takes the camera - he also puts it in video mode and has taken the most outrageous videos. The first time he was out taking videos, I had to stop it. Don't ever let a 5 year old loose to take videos candidly without first explaining that you never, EVER take a video camera into the bathroom when your sister is taking a bath.

I'm just sayin


I love being a dad, folks.


The Jaded NYer said...

I love the stuffed animals one- it looks like a ransom note waiting to happen.

My kids take pics, too, but since we live in a nekkid house, I can't be showin the results


JACK said...

Not surprisingly, that one's my favorite of all the ones they've taken. My initial reaction to that picture in my camera was an instant spike in anxiety! lol.

Good idea re: delete. *nods*

clnmike said...

Lol you got a little Gordan Parks on your hands.

fuzzy said...

I loved my ceiling fan... lol

Kieya said...

i was just about to say that Lucy looked like a survivor of Hurricane Katrina.

You son has a talent.

Super Dave Van Buren said...

Dude my daughter does the exact same thing, most her pics are blurry though.

That washer one was classic!

RunningMom said...

I'm glad to know that someone (other than me) throws the stuffed animals directly in the washer! Your son is cute (his nose anyway!)